In Gook, two Korean American brothers, Eli and Daniel, share a strong and unlikely bond with an 11-year-old African American girl named Kamilla. This bond, along with everything else, is put to the test during the start of 1992 L.A. riots as the two brothers are forced to protect their family shoe store amidst the rising chaos.
Wind River features Taylor Sheridan’s directorial debut, which sent the populace buzzing with anticipation with the prospect of a film from the talented screenwriter of Sicario (2015) and Hell or High Water (2016). With the film, Sheridan successfully delivers another crime drama with the ever-present inclusion of the deep human introspection he is known for.
Have you ever wondered what it means to be human? Director Miwa Nishikawa attempts to answer that question in A Double Life (Nijû seikatsu) through the lens of a curious female Japanese graduate student and the path she chooses to tread upon in order to find her version of an answer.
“Five children go to the mountains; magically, one comes back a man,” is the given synopsis for the film, Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned (Kor: 가려진 시간), starring Gang Dong-won and directed by Uhm Tae-hwa, which is being featured as one of the films from South Korea at the New York Asian Film Festival this year.
Warner Bros. continues to venture into the Korean film world with their second Korean film, this time showcasing a more indie style with the directorial debut of Lee Joo-young. After last year’s huge spy thriller, Age of Shadows, A Single Rider (Kor: 싱글라이더) stars Lee Byung-hyun and Gong Hyo-jin in a film that takes a quiet look into the power of choice and the guilt of regret.
On Tuesday night, The cast of The Big Sick arrived at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema for the official premiere of the film. Amongst them were various cast members including Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, co-screenwriter Emily Gordon, and co-producer Barry Mendel.
Fans of Silicon Valley most definitely didn’t expect the impressive emotional depth Kumail Nanjiani, known on the show as the computer coder Dinesh, could bring to the big screen. And yet, Nanjiani makes The Big Sick a truly special romcom, delivering a performance that makes you laugh, cry, and at times, get stuck doing both.
The film opens up with a flipped view of palm trees on a melancholy purple sky of twilight in Los Angeles, serving almost as a notice that the film will be nothing like the glittering starlight of the Los Angeles in La La Land. Instead, Gemini gets intimate and grounded within the reality of the life of a Hollywood star and a gruesome murder in Beverly Hills.
On Wednesday night, Director Aaron Katz and co-stars Lola Kirke and Zoë Kravitz came together at BAMCinemaFest 2017 for the premiere of Neon’s “Gemini.”